HippFest Encore: Laurel & Hardy Triple Bill
- ‘Putting Pants on Philip’ – this was apparently the first time Stan and Ollie were billed together. Stan plays a kilted Scotsman who’s mad for the ladies.
- ‘The Finishing Touch’ – the guys build and then demolish a wee house, while annoying a polisman and an extremely violent nurse.
- ‘The Battle of the Century’ – this recently restored short ends with an epic pie fight featuring hundreds of folk and thousands of pies.
All three films were laugh-out-loud funny. The triple bill was accompanied be live musicians on piano and drums. This was also my first visit to the the Hippodrome, a lovely, renovated cinema, first opened in 1912.
Another triple bill, of geocaches this time. The highlight was ‘Treasure Island’ a cache hidden on an actual, tree covered wee island. I had to ford the river and adventure around in the woods – so much fun!